As a brazilian born, I have used water filters my whole entire life. Who wouldn’t? It cuts down on buying bottled water as tap water in Brazil is NOT drinkable! But even the English tap water didn’t`t seem to be very clean to me, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other nasty stuff you can find in there click here and check it out. Plus, bottled water is terrible for the environment and your wallet, too.
Initially I had the traditional Brita filter but recently, I became concerned about plastic leaching chemicals into my water, especially BPA and estrogen-like hormones and decide to find alternatives to replace my water filter. Plus, I was interested in finding more ways to cut back on the amount of rubbish, specially plastic, and for this reason we decided to try this Terracotta clay water filter, which we are enjoying it very much – this one here bellow.
Another added benefit is that terracotta filters help keep water cool without electricity, which means it’ll take up less space in your refrigerator and won’t need to be plugged in.
The big advantage of a terracotta filter is that you can purify a good quantity of water and the filter is good for years. All you have to do is clean the filter regularly and change it every 4 to 6 months, worth the price.
Don’t be put off by the initial clay taste, your persistence will pay off after about 3 weeks of curing the filter. I personally don`t mind, it quite reminds me of my childhood but if it is too much for you just use the water for cooking and other things while you wait.
I hope this post helps you to make your decision. What’s your favourite way to purify water?